Jim and his wife Pat have been diving for 24 years and are coauthors of the "Shipwrecks of Sanilac" and "Sole Survivor". Jim has been a licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captain for the last 14 years, and runs a dive charter boat out of Lexington, Michigan. Pat is a marine artist and computer graphics professional. Jim is the past president of the Michigan Underwater Preserve Council and both he and Pat are on the board of directors for the Lake Huron Shipwreck and Maritime Center. Currently, Jim teaches high school math and science and Pat is an elementary teacher.
Jim and Pat along with Tim Juhl have formed Out of the Blue
Their goal is to locate and video shipwrecks so others can enjoy
a step back in time". The group has discovered and documented eight new
Shipwrecks. Their work has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and
have been interviewed by CBC-Radio. Out of the Blue Productions, also
on "Shipwrecks Remembered", the second largest shipwrecks show in the
Deadeye, forecastle, helm: what does all this sailor's jargon
If you are not sure come take a plunge into the pages of a quick moving
video encyclopedia. This program comes complete with underwater footage
of parts of ships and descriptions of their functions.
On February 16, 1944 the U.S. Navy launched Operation Hailstorm,
the Japanese fleet in Truk Lagoon by surprise and destroying over 400
and 50 warships. Join the Out of the Blue Productions dive team
as they venture deep within these massive ships filming tanks, trucks
planes. The team will take you on a underwater tour of W.W.II warships,
complete with live ammunition and sake bottles.
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